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Forbes column tries to claim wind’s consumer benefits are somehow a bad thing

A recent Forbes.com column criticized the federal production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy but ignored that all energy sources receive incentives – even though the column’s authors represent companies that have themselves pursued such incentives. They also tried to recycle the thoroughly debunked claim that it’s somehow a bad thing that wind energy is […]

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U.S. wind energy reaches 62.3 GW

The United States now generates 62.3 gigawatts of wind power, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which released its third quarter results this month. New installations resulted in 419 megawatts coming online during the third quarter, which increased the total amount of completed wind energy to 1,254 MW this year. The reasons behind the increase from the second […]

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Wind energy in the 2014 elections

As midterm elections approach, candidates are more concerned than ever with job creation. Many incumbents and challengers alike are turning to clean energy as a source of major job growth. The wind energy industry has employed an average of over 50,000 Americans over the last five years. These jobs have bolstered many communities across the country. […]

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New graphic highlights wind’s economic benefits, ability to strengthen U.S. energy independence

As you tell by AWEA’s latest graphic, wind power doesn’t just improve our economy. Now that wind is a mainstream source of electricity capable of providing enough electricity to power 15.5 million American homes, it strengthens U.S. energy independence as well. Help us spread the good news about wind power’s good deal by sharing this […]

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The falling price of U.S. wind power

Wind energy has never been more affordable, the Department of Energy’s Berkeley National Laboratory announced recently in releasing its new 2013 Wind Energy Technologies Market Report and a companion slide presentation. Wind means lower electric bills for millions of Americans across the wind-rich states. That value to consumers is why it’s essential to keep the […]

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The Gulf between Washington and Corporate America on Climate and Energy

Guest blog by Brandon Smithwood and Bryn Baker. Smithwood is a Senior Manager on the Policy Program at Ceres and Baker is a Manager for Climate Change and Renewable Energy at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Once again, we head into the August Congressional recess with a lot of unfinished business, even on issues where there […]

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Wind power: Wind’s integration costs are lower than those for other energy sources

The cost of reliably integrating large conventional power plants onto the power system in Texas is more than 17 times larger than the cost of reliably integrating wind energy, based on new AWEA analysis of data from the state’s independent power grid operator. This analysis rebuts one of the most widely-held misconceptions about how wind […]

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